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Monday, June 17, 2013

Doc Savage And The Blonde Bomber

At the close of the Doc Savage adventure CARGO UNKNOWN, Doc called a girl a "Blonde Bomber".











 That was a term that had been applied to Carole Landis.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carole Landis was also called "The Ping Girl", a name she said she disliked. She became one of the most popular pin-up girls of World War II and is also remembered for her part in entertaining the troops overseas during wartime.
 





In World War II several bombers were christened "The Blonde Bomber" by their crews. 







 
 
 
 





This Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress  was named "The Blonde Bomber" after the pilot's wife, Mary Francis Phillip.






                                 The similar term "Blonde Bombshell" dates back to Jean Harlow,
 
 
 
and was used for Bill Ward's comic book character "Torchy".



"Blonde Bombshell" is the better known term today.






Blonde Bomber ( Joe Palooka ):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381058/

Blonde Bomber ( World War II B-17 ):
http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/Phillips/Phillips%20ZI%20Crew.html

http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/BlondeBomber.shtml

"Blonde Bombshell":
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/67300.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombshell_(sex_symbol)


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